When it comes to Marvel Comics, most superheroes rely on their insane strength or superpowers to dominate their opponents. However, there are some characters who are not only known for their strength but also their intellect.


Mark Ruffalo and Robert Downey Jr. in The Avengers

It’s obvious that the likes of Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark and Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner are two of the smartest characters in the MCU. However, when we talk about reality, there are two actresses who are far smarter than Downey Jr. or Ruffalo.

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Gemma Chan and Natalie Portman Remain Two of the Smartest Marvel Stars

There was a time when Marvel flaunted an all-men cast. Thankfully, it has changed over the years, and many women have gotten the opportunity to showcase their talent in the MCU. Anyway, coming back to the topic at hand.

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Gemma Chan is one of the only few actors who have had the opportunity to play multiple characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Chan played Sersi in Eternals while she portrayed the role of Minn-Erva in The Marvels.

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Speaking of her educational background, Chan studied law at Worchester College and received her degree in 2001. Worchester College is part of the University of Oxford, which is one of the most prestigious universities in the entire world.

Despite having an amazing career as a lawyer in front of her, she decided to make a pivot into the field of acting, landing her first role back in 2006 in the horror miniseries When Evil Calls.


On the other hand, Natalie Portman started acting when she was just 13 years old in 1994. However, early fame in her acting career didn’t stop her from becoming immensely educated. Portman holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University.

Natalie Portman as Jane Foster in Marvel

Moreover, that’s just scratching the surface of her intelligence. After all, the actor didn’t shy away from studying neurobiology and advanced Hebrew literature at Harvard University. Portman has portrayed the role of Jane Foster in three Thor movies.

It goes without saying that Portman’s education undoubtedly makes her the smartest actor currently on the payroll of Marvel Studios.


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Loki Actor Tom Hiddleston Is One of the Smartest Men in Marvel

Many may expect the names of Robert Downey Jr. or Mark Ruffalo among the smartest men in the MCU. However, that’s far from the truth. Both actors do not hold any advanced degrees. However, Tom Hiddleston, who is best known for playing the God of Mischief in the MCU, is a highly educated individual.

Hiddleston holds degrees from three prestigious institutions in England. The veteran actor’s journey started at Eton College when he was just 13 years old. He later attended the University of Cambridge for his Bachelor of Arts degree.


Tom Hiddleston as Loki in Marvel

The British actor didn’t stop there as he gained another Bachelor of Arts degree during his time at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. All things considered, Tom Hiddleston is undoubtedly one of the smartest actors currently working for Marvel Studios.

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